Divorce In The New Year 2022Are you considering a divorce in the coming months? It turns out that January is one of the most common times to get a divorce. This may be for several different reasons – maybe you do not want to go through the divorce process during the holidays. Or maybe you are thinking about a more practical reason: taxes. No matter what the reason, if you are planning to move forward with divorce in the new year, now is the time to prepare in order to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. Here are some tips for getting ready:

1. Gather documentation: No matter how you plan to complete the divorce process (litigation or mediation), you will need easy access to all kinds of financial information including pay stubs, tax information, retirement and bank account balances. These are documents that you can access online and pull together now so that you save time when you are ready to begin.
2. Consider mediation: You may assume that litigation is the only way to settle the terms of your divorce, but that is not the case. A court battle costs many thousands of dollars in legal fees and takes many months to complete. Mediation has become a more common tool to settle important issues like division of property, child custody and spousal maintenance. Consider this option now and you will save yourself time, money and stress.
3. Be honest: If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you likely have already had many honest conversations. Now may be time to talk to your kids openly as well as other close family members so that they can get used to the idea before the process begins.
4. Prioritize: Start thinking about the things that are most important to you. Divorce comes down to a major negotiation, so knowing what is most important to you can help when it comes time to discuss how your shared property will be split up and how much time your kids will spend with each of you. These are incredibly important decisions and deserve much thoughtful consideration.

Divorce Mediation Services In 2022

AMS Mediation can help with all aspects of the divorce process, including planning. If you think that you are going to be moving ahead with the process, now might be a great time to schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more about the process and how to get ready. Call 952-252-1492 for more information.

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The safety of clients, ourselves, and colleagues is our top priority while we remain available to assist you as you navigate the new and uncharted territory caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Offering All Services Virtually

While providing virtual ADR services was not part of our plan, we have made the necessary accommodations to ensure we can continue to serve our clients during these unsettling times. All services are currently available through virtually. We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at https://zoom.us/download.

 

Limited In-Person Services

We have resumed limited in-person services for sessions with 1 or 2 participants scheduled for a maximum of 2 hours. Masks are required in our building and in session. Availability is subject to change based on local regulations and CDC guidelines.

 

Office Hours

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492. Gayle can be reached via email at gayle@amsmediationplus.com.

 

New Clients Welcome

We offer free 1-hour divorce consultations via Zoom. Potential PC and PTE clients are invited to schedule a free 15-minute phone call. Please call 952.252.1492 to set up an appointment. We are here to help!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all continue to adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, stay resilient, and stay healthy!

 

Sincerely,
Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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